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What is a reasonable price for repair/replacement of a manifold gasket in a 1999 996 C4?

While getting the gasket replaced, what other work (if any) should be completed while the mechanic if replacing the gasket?

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If you are talking about exhaust manifold...

This is a very easy job. If you know anyone that is even slightly mechanically inclined they can replace the gasket. Basically about 6 bolts and 3 nuts for the header and it pulls right off.

The only thing I would ask is, if you have a leak, is it because the bolts are not tight enough, is one borken or rusted, exhaust leak? Depending on what's wrong the price to repair could vary from cheap to put a helicoil in (likely case) and new bolts all the way to very expensive to replace the head (servere case).

The manifold bolts and the gasket themselves are only a few dollars each and probably set you back and hour or two of labor (unless it's severe).

if you are talking about intake manifold gaskets (orings actually), this is a much more involved job, probably looking at 2-4 hours in the shop because it is so tight and difficult to work in the engine bay without removing the engine. Again the orings and bolts are inexpensive.

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